The Why & When of Parking Lot Re-Striping

Newly painted or striped parking lot

Parking lots don't require a lot of work, but they do occasionally need some TLC. One of the biggest and best things you can do for your parking lot--and your customers, and your budget--is to know the ins and outs of parking lot striping, why you'd need to re-stripe, and when to consider re-striping. Here's everything you need to know!

The Why

With so many things to juggle in order to keep your business up and running, you probably don't want to add parking lot striping to the list--but the truth is that there are a few convincing reasons to make this paint-job a priority.

Safety

To safely and comfortably navigate a parking lot, drivers and pedestrians need a little help. Parking lot striping keeps everyone safe (and can help your business avoid a lawsuit).

Appearance

Nothing beats a freshly-painted parking lot!

Maintenance

Over time, paint starts to deteriorate, harsh weather fades the color, and damage or debris makes it difficult to tell what the markings are trying to communicate. Re-striping is just a part of parking lot maintenance, and it saves money and stress in the long run.

The When

So, now that you know why, when is it time to think about parking lot striping? Here are some things to consider!

Regularly

Parking lot striping should be repainted regularly. The general rule of thumb is to consider re-striping every two years--however, certain conditions and situations can change that.

Based on Climate and Weather

Climate changes the rules when it comes to parking lot striping. Areas with harsh climates will often lead to quicker paint deterioration, which means repainting should be done annually.

Weather is a little trickier to pin down. For example, if you live in a generally mild climate but have just experienced a particularly extreme weather event, it might be wise to consider re-striping. Also remember that spring is generally the best time for repainting!

Events

It's wise to plan parking lot striping around big events like selling property or having a grand opening. That way, you help your pavement put its best face forward.

Is it time to think about your parking lot striping? Contact us today for help with all your pavement needs!

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